Mellanox Technologies announced commercial availability of 25Gb/s SR (short reach) Ethernet optical transceivers and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) that enable next generation servers and storage appliances to interface with 100Gb/s switches and routers.
“The transition to 100Gb/s networks in data centers are linked to server upgrades to 25Gb/s and 50Gb/s,” noted Westwood Liu, China general manager, at Mellanox Technologies. “Our new optical transceivers and AOCs enable a new generation of server and storage connectivity.”
“Mellanox is currently the market share leader in shipments of data center Ethernet NICs with speeds of 25GbE and greater,” said Seamus Crehan, President and Founder of Crehan Research. “High-speed optical interconnects allow data centers to break the traditional 3m copper link between servers and TOR switches. With these optics, racks of 25Gb/s servers and storage can be placed anywhere in the data center.”